Scones are a British baked good made from flour and leavening agents to produce a biscuit type treat that is usually enjoyed with jam and clotted cream for traditional high tea. Scones originally were formed into a circle then cut into triangles, which is the method I prefer to make them myself as the results tend to be the best. They look similar to biscuits as they are now made more commonly into round circles. Read my How to Make Perfect Scones post if you want to see my easy method for making scones into the classic triangle shape.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 450 °F.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter with fork or pastry blender until the flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour the milk into the flour mixture making sure to keep on stirring with a fork so that clumps don't form as easily.
- Mix in milk until the dough combines into a ball in the middle of the bowl.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with some flour to prevent the rolling pin from sticking when rolling out.
- Roll out the dough out into a 1/2 inch thick sheet and then cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter., which are usually 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide.
- Place the biscuits on ungreased baking sheets at least two inches apart from each other.
- Bake in the preheated oven until nicely golden brown, about 10 minutes.